St Machar’s Renovation Project

Raise the Roof Campaign

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our campaign.  We are almost there, only £72K of the £1.84M still to raise.  You can still donate to the project by several methods, bank transfer St Machar Cathedral, sort code 800516, account number 00241964; post a cheque;
St Machar webpage donate button; and

St Machar’s Cathedral is one of the registered charities for the 2021 Kiltwalk.  Please consider walking and raising funds for us so we can complete the cathedral renovations.

The Kiltwalk 2021 will be held 23-25 April. Due to coronavirus restrictions, it is going to be a virtual Kiltwalk.  You can select your own route and length of walk to suit your particular abilities.  The Hunter Foundation has guaranteed an extra 50% top up to each walker’s fundraising effort.

We would love to see you all include the Cathedral as part of your walking route.  Route maps will be available for walks of various lengths starting and finishing at the Cathedral.  This will give you the opportunity to see how the work is progressing on the building, check out the spring colours in Seaton Park, and make a return to Old Aberdeen.  You can, of course, design your own route anywhere in the country, perhaps take in a few munros.

Please sign up at

If you have any questions or would like a map, please get in touch  or

We will post updates on the website and Facebook page.

During your walk, please post photographs to our Facebook page,

 or our Instagram page so that those unable to take part can enjoy them.

The walk marked in dark blue on the map is about 12km.

The walk can be shortened by crossing any of the bridges between the Ellon Road and the A92 at Persley.

If you want to extend the walk take a loop through Old Aberdeen or from the Persley bridge through Stonewood to Dyce.
Please take lots of photographs on your walk. Those who use social media please share and tag St Machar’s Cathedral